Comment: "This Food Is Divine"

Okay now you're being sacrilegious in Florida at the start of hurricane season? Oh, you are just asking for it, Buddy.

Posted by Jerry at August 18, 2006 10:20 PM

Heh. That very well may be so!

(But look out for lightening none the less....)

Posted by Richmond at August 19, 2006 07:25 AM

The various cults of the Virgin Mary are very interesting to study. In the Americas, early missionaries found it easier to gain converts by "tweaking" Christianity just a tad to make the religion fit in better with the long practiced polytheism and pantheism of the native populations.

The Virgin of Guadalupe is really the ancient Aztec goddess of motherhood, Tonantzin. Mexican Catholics literally worship the Virgin and in many ways she supercedes Christ's power and importance in their "brand" of Christianity. They go crazy over any possible "visions" of the Holy Virgin. These manifestations of the "Earth Mother" are at the core of their "old religion".

I've also had first hand experience with a Filipino cult devoted to "Santo Nino" or the Christ Child. It was some weird, idol worshipping stuff and not like the kind of Catholic religion I grew up with.

Paganism is alive and well--it's just underground and all around us.

Posted by 40 Ounce Loudmouth at August 19, 2006 09:47 AM

And you just stay on that side of the state, my friend! Lightning bolts don't cross the entire state. "Bite me" heh heh heh.

Posted by Bou at August 20, 2006 12:55 PM